The Design Side

Long-time design editor Susan Bady blogs on the latest trends, ideas, and innovations in residential design



March 21, 2016

Rendering: The Mini Lotus, courtesy Blu Homes

January 19, 2016

Photo: Chang Kyun Kim Photography

November 24, 2015

The documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself is a fascinating look at how Hollywood has treated L.A. over the years. The film was made in 2003 but has just now become available on DVD, no doubt due to the cumbersome copyright issues that filmmaker Thom Andersen had to overcome.

July 08, 2015

One of my favorite childhood memories is spending weekends at my grandparents’ bungalow in Rockaway Beach, N.Y., during the summer. The bungalow was one of many located a few blocks from the beach. It was nothing fancy—an eat-in kitchen and living room on the main level and bedrooms upstairs.

June 01, 2015

Small, infill multifamily projects like this one exemplify the tenets of Lean Urbanism, a growing movement that was born out of New Urbanism.

Photo: Anderson|Kim Architeture & Design

 

April 24, 2015

If the Boomers were a tidal wave, the Millennials are a tsunami—there are 92 million of them, compared with 77 million Boomers.

October 04, 2014

I have a talent for stating the obvious, so I might as well tell you right now that when I visit a well-designed community, it just feels right.

March 04, 2015

I sang the praises of Grass Valley, Calif., in an earlier blog, so I might as well give up my secret: my wife and I are planning to move there.

January 27, 2015

With their laser focus on the 55-and-older market, I wonder if home builders and developers might be overlooking an emerging niche: singles (photo: Four Lights Tiny House Co.).

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